Gillam Park 3/23/2009

I arrived at the park at 7:30, willing to take whatever I could find but hoping for spring migrants. I made a large clock-wise loop going up into the “hill country” then down into the marshes and swamps and back. Probably a distance of three miles in as many hours. Nothing exotic although Gillam Park is proving to be the best place I know of for Hairy Woodpeckers, they seem to like the “hill country”. I don’t know if sapsuckers breed in Arkansas at all but the 4 I saw appeared to paired off.

Species seen or heard:
• Fish Crow – 18
• Carolina Wren
• Carolina Chickadee
• Yellow-rumped Warbler
• Ruby-crowned Kinglet
• Blue-gray Gnatcatcher – 2
• Tufted Titmouse
• American Robin
• Blue Jay
• Pileated Woodpecker
• Yellow-bellied Sapsucker – 4
• Northern Flicker
• Eastern Towhee
• Northern Mockingbird
• Eastern Phoebe
• Red-tailed Hawk
• Turkey Vulture – 20
• Pine Warbler
• Hairy Woodpecker – 3
• Red-bellied Woodpecker
• Northern Cardinal
• Downy Woodpecker
• White-throated Sparrow
• Brown Thrasher
• Wood Duck
• Blue-winged Teal
• Brown Creeper
• Field Sparrow
• Dark-eyed Junco

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